Woman who drowned alongside male friend in Juja dam finally identified

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 27 Jan, 2023 12:15 | 2 mins read
Woman who drowned alongside male friend in Juja dam finally identified
Collage of woman who died alongside her male friend after a car they were in plunged dam into a dam at Titanic area in Juja, Kiambu county on January 18, 2023, PHOTOS/Courtesy

A woman who drowned alongside her male friend after their car plunged into a dam at the Titanic area in Juja, Kiambu county, last week has been identified.

The woman has been identified as 22-year-old Fridah Warau Kamuyu from Mathioya, Murang’a county.

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The car that plunged into Titanic Dam, in Kimbo area, killing two people Juja is pulled out by divers PHOTO/Oliver Musembi

The body of Warau was identified at the City Mortuary on Thursday, January 26, by members of her family, more than a week after the incident.

An autopsy report released to the family indicated that the deceased died as a result of drowning. Further, the report indicated that she had bruises on her left arm.

The deceased is 22-year-old Fridah Warau Kamuyu. PHOTO/Courtesy

Warau's male friend was last week identified by relatives as Tirus Maina, a 39-year-old contractor based in Thika who lived with his family in Makongeni estate.

The victims are reported to have been having fun inside their Nissan X-Trail car and drowned when it slipped into the dam's deep waters on the night of Tuesday, January 17.

Police said the man was stark naked when he was pulled out of the water while the woman was half naked.

Popular spot

Residents who spoke to members of the press said the dam is a popular recreational area where booze and drugs are consumed with abandon as well as sexual escapades, even as it emerged that many revellers had lost their lives in the dam.

Kiambu county fire and rescue employees told journalists that more than 50 bodies had been retrieved from the same dam since 2021.

"The county government once fenced off the area, but we do not know who later removed the fence," a diver who didn't want to be named said.

Following the latest incident, police imposed sanctions on the dam.

Juja Sub-county Police Commander Philis Muthoni said no one will be allowed in the precincts of the water body after 6 pm as reports indicated that revellers often stayed there up to past midnight.

"We shall intensify police patrols in the area and ensure people do not stay there after dawn. We have collected many bodies of people who have drowned in that dam at night," she said.

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